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  1. correct the numbers of items unread

    I frequently find that the number of items showing as unread for a feed in the left column does not match the number showing as unread in the right column. I'm not referring to when that pink message pops up in the upper right telling me an error occurred with the server. I mean that I can go down the items, opening each with the up or down arrows, even reading each one, and the feed list at the left tells me the number is higher than the actual unread count (sometimes it does not seem to have 'subtracted' any…

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  2. try appending "rss" to a URL during Feed Validation

    I tried to add http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe as a feed, but the feed validation step failed:

    "It looks like this is a web page, not a feed. I looked for a feed associated with this page, but couldn't find one. Please enter the address of your feed to validate."

    As it turns out, there WAS a little 'rss' icon, but of course it doesn't show up when I search the page for "RSS" and I have a hard time seeing the little tiny icon. When I finally found it, its URL was simply the original URL plus "rss".

    Seems like it's pretty…

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  3. to back-up her/his subscriptions

    At the bottom of settings page is written: "Unhappy? You can export your feeds as OPML file and cancel your account at any time." But To export as OPML doesn't necessary means leaving the service, it may simply mean that someone wants to back-up her/his subscriptions.

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  4. Removing oldest read posts instead of oldest total

    There is a limit of around 300 posts per feed. When a feed has more than that the oldest posts are being deleted. Could you please change it so that the oldest read posts are being deleted instead? I have feeds where some articles are longer and some of them are shorter. Usually I don't have much time and I leave longer articles for later and check shorter ones. In this case I'm way under 300 posts cap in my unread posts but the oldest unread are being deleted, because there are also read posts between which I don't care…

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  5. mark all as read

    Hi from Portugal. I started using old reader for a few days now and i have a suggestion.
    For me, the "mark all as read" button is too close to the "cancel subscription". Suggest you place it near the other buttons on the right.
    Also, sometimes there's a lag from mark all as read to the updated number on the left side. Keep up the good work and thank you...

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  6. Add shortcut to dektop

    How can I add a shortcut icon to my desktop

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  7. Can we add news from google alert?

    Can we add sources which don't have RSS feeds, like google alerts for companies?

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  8. When TheOldReader opens on home page (all items) and all folders are closed

    I have many folders with many RSS feeds in each of them. I would like that whenever I open TOR, it will be opened on"All items", AND, that all folders will be closed,
    Please vote for it :-)
    Thank you!

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  9. Hide "such-n-such likes this"

    There is a line that says "Name1, Name2 likes this" with names in red, under posts. I would like to hide it.

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  10. add a button "go to website" at the end of each feed, so it will b faster to click on it than go up to post title on long post.

    especially on mobile device, it is cumbersome to go up to the post title on long post to be able to click on it and go to the original website (for example to access comments)

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  11. Define folder names and feed names more clearly

    Either the folder name needs to "leap out" more, or the feeds should be indented a little. I find it difficult to see at a glance where the headings/feeds start and end.

    Love The Old Reader!

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  12. Display current feed in page title

    Currently the page title always stays the same when switching between feeds, i.e. the number of total unread stories followed by "The Old Reader". It would be great to add the current feed title, which would for example enable me to search for them in Firefox's location bar.

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  13. Save account name and password on my iphone

    I use safari on iphone, but I have to input account name and password every time.

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  14. increase the line-height of blockquotes

    Text within a blockquote is unpleasant to read and makes my eyeballs tingle.

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  15. Specify prefered MIME type in Accept header when fetching feeds

    Currently The Old Reader fetches feeds with an "Accept: /" HTTP header.

    Some servers return content in different formats on a single URL depending on the Accept HTTP header. The current value of The Old Reader's header say that it doesn't care about the format. If the server's default format is not RSS or Atom, this makes it impossible to subscribe to such a feed in The Old Reader.

    The Old Reader should specify in the Accept HTTP header that it prefers the "application/atom+xml" and "application/rss+xml" over other MIME types.

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  16. Filters

    filters. Filters. FILTERS!! Preferably regular expressions.
    At least for the premium account.

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  17. Add an option to display the favicon of a feed instead of feed title in reading list

    I find the favicons easier to distinguish than the uniformly green block feed titles, and you obviously have them available, because they're displayed in the list of feeds. Thanks!

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  18. Proper scroll bar

    Your interface is a usability nightmare. That green scroll bar only becomes visible on hover, so I spend much of my time hovering up and down trying to find it, and then it's so small it's hugely difficult to click on. What's worse, why isn't there a way to scroll with the keyboard?!
    THE INTERFACE IS UNUSABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Send Email Open in New Tab

    The email link is wonderful with one issue. I host my own server with a Roundcube webmail interface. RoundCube allows you to integrated with the browser as an email client. When using the email button, it launches as a compose message in RoundCube. Unfortunately, it replaces the current tab in Firefox. Would it be possible to add a flag to Email configuration that would force it to not replace the current tab. I.e. Launch email in new tab. The compose message is wrapped in HTML. Email as plain text would be nice.

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  20. Better interface and theme

    Hi guys,
    Are you planning a new theme and interface because I really think the actual one need some refreshment ! It has not been updated since a long time and I feel less and less confortable with it.
    You should think about updating it, feel free to inspire yourself from inoreader and feedly. I don't want the same theme as your concurrent but a theme/interface more pleasant to use :-) Hope you understand.

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